How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Benin

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet with Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type E power charger.

Beninese power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when going abroad.When you're visiting Benin the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using their Type E or C Beninese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list where you'll find a full list showing regions and countries. If visiting Benin from another region please make sure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

The following page shows how to connect the Beninese power outlet to your Second Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 10.5.1 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Benin

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Benin?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Benin.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Benin?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Benin is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Beninois use (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Benin using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Benin.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Benin?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Beninese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Beninese power outlet. This unearthed power supply can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the Kindle found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life is 8 - 9 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Beninese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Beninese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts around 8 - 9 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Beninese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin - wikipedia.org page about Benin
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201009560&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  6. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters